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It’s said good things come in threes – and that’s certainly true of Kylie Minogue, who today becomes the first person to grace the cover of Stellar three times. As well as being an iconic Australian personality, it’s the quiet tenacity of the 50-year-old superstar that makes her such a, well, Stellar woman. “It’s been a crazy, busy year. But I’ve had crazy, busy years that were not as successful,” she admits. “But you have to keep trying.” As she caps off a hugely successful 12 months – both personally and professionally – it’s a testament to Minogue’s humility that she told us she was chuffed to make her third Stellar appearance. “Wow, thanks Stellar,” she told writer Cameron Adams. “It’s such a popular magazine, so that is an amazing honour. I can’t wait to see and read it.” COVER STORY 08 The year of living fabulously Ahead of her return to Australia with her latest tour, Kylie Minogue tells Stellar about the exciting events of the past 12 months – including a new relationship with Welshman Paul Solomons, reuniting with old friends and “taking ownership” of turning 50.
12 “Morality isn’t defined by clothing” Dr Susan Carland speaks candidly with Stellar on everything from religion to how she handles critics – and the brutal smackdown she delivered to future husband Waleed Aly when he first asked her out.
16 “I just like noise” He’s one of the most well-known radio hosts in Australia, but with baby number three on the way Tim Blackwell says he is at his happiest when he’s at home with wife Monique and their kids. 04 David Campbell admits to being a born-again monarchist due to the Royals 2.0. 06 Q&A Neneh Cherry: “You are beautiful… go tell your story.” 18 Fashion Soft tailored linens for the warmer weather. 20 Beauty How to keep one step ahead of adult acne. 22 Living Neale Whitaker appreciates a well-made bed. 24 Travel The perfect beach break in Byron Bay. 26 Oscar Cainer Stars. 27 Life advice Chef Shoji Toru on why hard work and loyalty bring just desserts. George Calombaris joins the team to share the hottest global eats.
To be or not to be? This seems to be the question that has recently shuffled its way back into the narrative of our harsh, dry land.
It was not all that long ago that an historic referendum m divided this country. Back then, 1999 felt very different nt to the song another Prince e had served us. We were headed towards the turn of the century. A new beginning as a nation. Y2K was looming. Dial-up was king. One had to wonder to oneself, would the monarchy prevail or, as the Purple One sang, would it be party over, oops out of time?
I voted for the republic back then. It seemed sensible. Like growing up and leaving home, which I had done that decade. cade. I wondered how exciting it would be if we did the same. me.
Still, despite our supposed sed desire to leave the Windsors ors behind, we decided to give e the Commonwealth another her shot, though the result was tight. ht. Cut to 2018 and the republic movement was back. And gaining momentum. This time it was tracking better than ever b before. I was less passionate about it as I’d been as a young man. Inst Instead of a powerful desire to strike o out, I was more inclined t to think, “Yeah, nah, ye yeah, why not?” Li Little did Peter Fitz Fitzsimons’s redb bandana led movement know at the time that we w would be attacked. In Infiltrated. Disarmed to the point of gidd giddy weakness. It was the “yoyals”. They got better. Younger. Cute Cuter. There was no hope for us. Sure Kate and Wills were nice, but then they brought that little George down her here with his adorable bilb bilby-loving face. Give him a sister? Amazing! Let h her be sassy to the med media at a wedding? We want to adopt her. By the time Harry a and his new bride Meghan arrived in Australia last month on their first official tour as a married couple, I’ll admit it, I was weak. Then they told us they were having a baby. Viva la Commonwealth!
Now I couldn’t care less about the republic. I mean look… it’s Royals 2.0. I have to see how this turns out. I want them to be a part of our lives. Don’t you? It works for Canada and they have that cool guy in charge who seems very Instagrammable.
Harry for Governor- General? Sure! Why not? Wills for Minister of Helicopters? Go on. Give Meghan her own television show again? Now we’re cooking.
Sorry, Pete. Maybe next time. David co-hosts Today Extra, 9am weekdays, on the Nine Network.
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